How to download your Facebook account (official)

How to download your Facebook account (official)

Summary: This gallery walks you through the official way of downloading everything from your Facebook account.


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  • When you return to the "Download Your Information" webpage, the green button will be replaced with a "Pending..." message and the following message: "We're generating your personal archive. We'll e-mail you when it's ready."

  • Wait till you get the e-mail to whatever e-mail address your Facebook account is registered with. Once you do, it will look something like this.

  • The download link will take you back to your "Account Settings" webpage. Click on the "Download a copy" link again.

Topic: Social Enterprise

Emil Protalinski

About Emil Protalinski

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he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars
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